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Muswell Hill's sister act into the sixth round


Daily Mail
04 Jul 2017

FORMER England international Tara Watters and Mandy Miller are emerging as a dominant sister act in the Daily Mail Foursomes, after they eased past Royal Wimbledon to book Muswell Hill a place in the fifth round, writes Cara Sloman.
The siblings were in blistering form, reeling off three birdies in four holes, to knock out Claire Byrd and Sarah Tilling, 6&4 at home on the North London course.
This has been a rare chance for Watters, a runner-up at the English Match Play Championship in 2009 and again a year later, to team up with her sister. She said: ‘Whenever we’ve played together recently we’ve just complimented each other’s game, which is really handy.
‘We do enjoy playing together, but we don’t get to do it very much because I’m in other tournaments and she is doing lots of club and county competitions.’
Watters, 32, captained England to victory in the 2010 Nations Cup in France, but never imagined the duo would still be in with a chance of reaching the October finals at Marriott St Pierre.
The plus one golfer admitted: ‘It’s taken me by surprise. We’re giving quite a high amount of shots. Sometimes this can work in your favour, as your opponents get slightly intimated and that makes them nervous.’
She took up the sport at 15, while Miller, 48, started playing a few years later. ‘My sister hated golf. Now she is totally obsessed with the game and loves it. You can’t get her off the course,’ said Watters.
Next up for the pairing in the world’s largest golf tournament is a home tie against Sundridge Park and Watters stressed: ‘I really do enjoy foursomes golf. When you both are playing well it’s a great feeling.’
It will be a busy summer for the IT bid manager and a highlight is set to be competing in the English Amateur Championship at Lindrick. Watters said: ‘I love that course. I’m really looking forward to that one. I’m excited for the summer.’

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